Medical School Equipment Helps Train Future Doctors

Applying for medical school is often the most difficult process for any future medical student. You need to start almost a year and a half early in order to ask for recommendations, take the MCAT exams and prepare your personal statements. It is a struggle to get accepted no matter where you apply because the field is so competitive. For the rest of us, this selective process is great because we only want the best people and most intelligent people to become our doctors and health care givers.

However, this process does the future medical community no good unless these potential doctors have the right instructors, materials, and tools from which and with which to learn. Medical equipment is an incredibly important teaching tool and it helps the doctors of tomorrow better prepare for the real world of medicine.

Medical school is where students learn about the most recent medical techniques and theories. New technology is developed almost everyday and it is difficult to stay abreast of all this new information. The great progress made by technology has made medicine much safer. Doctors can now use imagining machines, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasounds, to find tumors and other abnormalities. These machines eliminate the need for many invasive exploratory surgeries. The problem is much easier to spot and diagnose while looking at an image then by hoping to find something by making an incision.

Many medical schools rely on the charity of other hospitals and clinics to stock up on medical school equipment. Some hospitals that are closing or getting in a shipment of new machines will donate their used and refurbished equipment to medical schools so that medical students can get the maximum amount of practice using the equipment they will need every day in their jobs. It is one thing to learn the theories on how to use a machine and another thing to learn hands-on with the machine itself. The more familiar future doctors are with these machines, the better they will do when they start their residencies.

If you are someone who would like to sell a few pieces of used medical equipment, consider donating them to the nearest medical school. Helping the future physicians learn how to be the best doctors they can be is very important!

Jane Worthington

  • What do you think of my education policy?I suggested that the US should

    expand educational opportunities for college by making college tuition tax deductible,expanding Pell Grants, and cut student loan interest rates.

    Make all financial aid available to trade and vocational schools, as they often train students in high demand and well paying jobs such as mechanics, metalworking, plumbing, and etc.

    support public school choice, including charter schools and magnet schools that meet the same high standards as other schools. And at a time when so many schools charged with our future are relics of the past, we will attempted provide educational alternatives and enrich our schools with the equipment for a 21st century education.

    support private school vouchers to give parents more choice in there child’s education and to also place pressure on failing schools to shape up

    Increased access of national scholarships for science, medical, and high demand fields such as accounting, metalworking, and etc.

    A "Be-On-Time Loan" program is to provide eligible students no-interest loans to attend colleges and universities in the country. If the student meets specified goals, the entire loan amount can be forgiven upon graduation. It provides to about up to $10000 USD each year. It will be restricted to degrees with high job growth and security.

    Creation of a Common Course Numbering System which is a required co-operative effort among all in the country community colleges and universities to facilitate transfer of freshman-, sophomore-, and junior-level general academic coursework. This grants greater freedom of choice for the students, ease the transfer of credits among all institutions

    Require all states to develop an independent "Open University" or a distance learning and research university that an open entry policy, i.e. students’ previous academic achievements are not taken into account for entry to most undergraduate courses that provides completely transferable credit under the CCNS to all universities, grant accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctor’s degrees to most fields (not including fields that require special training such as medical degree)

    Require all states to create an educational alternative to students (K-12) who want to earn a high school diploma and need, or prefer, the flexibility of distance education to complete their course work. This is to help out homeschoolers and provide parents an alternative to private schools and public schools?
    already did and by the way public schools are funded on everybodies’ dime
    That would be nice, but we can not forget that the kids will pay taxes in the future and YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE! I view that investing in education will reap massive profits as wealthier people means greater tax revenue

  • a well thought out Education policy. I especially like the School Vouchers policy and public school choice. I would vote for you if you ever decided to stand for congressReferences :

  • I think that parents who bring children into this world should be prepared to pay for that child’s education. It is a very important part of a parent’s responsibility.References :

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